Archive for Friday, October 5, 1990


October 5, 1990


More than 30 Lawrence firefighters were called to extinguish a house fire Thursday night and a mobile home fire this morning, which together caused an estimated $45,000 in damages.

Three engines and 10 firefighters were called at 7:46 a.m. today to a mobile home that was engulfed in flames at Gaslight Village mobile home park, 1900 W. 31st.

The fire, which destroyed the mobile home, was under control in about 10 mintes, said Maj. Dan Morrow.

A woman and two small children were in the home at the time of the fire, but had escaped without injuries, Morrow said.

The owner of the mobile home is Raymond Reyes, according to fire reports.

A cause of the fire had not been determined early this afternoon, Morrow said. The fire caused an estimated $20,000 in damages, he said.

Four engines and 22 firefighers were called at 9:58 p.m. Thursday to another fire at a vacant house at 513 N. Seventh, firefighters reported.

It took nearly four hours for firefghters to get the house fire under control, according to reports.

No one was injured in Thursday's fire, which destroyed the home and caused and estimated $25,000 in damages.

An electrical short circuit in an interior wall was listed as the cause of the house fire Thursday, firefighters reported.

According to fire reports, Bob Shrimplin owns the vacant house.

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